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  • v. Present participle of ungird.


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  • Careless of repose for his tired and aged body, he has not undressed, but motioning off his attendants with impatient gesture, ungirding his sabre, and throwing off the chain of gold to which the royal medal was attached, his head sinks weariedly and sadly upon the oaken table before him.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Then he drew near to the little chapel, and wondered to see how, all ruinous though it was, yet within was an altar hung with silk and a great silver candlestick on it; but when he sought entrance, he could find none and, much troubled in his mind, he returned to his horse where he had left it, and unlacing his helm and ungirding his sword, laid him down to rest.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 4

  • "Then I am compelled to believe that which I before had believed impossible!" and ungirding his sword and handing it to Philip, he knelt to him and said, --

    With Spurs of Gold Heroes of Chivalry and their Deeds

  • And ungirding his sword, he knelt down before Philippe, and did homage to him, asking his assistance to re-establish his rights.

    Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II

  • He sat down upon the ground, and ungirding the sword, which he bore above his vestments, did not remember to shield the hilt from the rays of the sun.

    The Lady of the Lake

  • Do I indeed behold that matchless warrior? "exclaimed Hunniades, and he held forth his hand to his guest, and ungirding his own sword, offered it to the Prince.

    The Rise of Iskander


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